Im 17.5 weeks and now dealing with constipation. I never struggle with this normally.
Is there anything safe to take during pregnancy?
Im trying to eat plenty fruit & veg, dried apricots and I drink loads of water.
Its not much fun.
Any tips appreciated.
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06-11-2012 15:00 #1Senior Member
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06-11-2012 15:47 #2
Prunes always worked for me :-)
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06-11-2012 15:48 #3
Pear juice. A whole can with about the same of water. Stay home near the bathroom. It also makes a bit of gas.
Failing that, your GP might have some great ideas.
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06-11-2012 16:42 #4
If things like prunes or pear juice don't work, I was prescribed 'Movicol' for constipation when I was preg with DS. I don't think you need a prescription though, so perhaps pay a visit to your chemist and ask or you might have to go to GP.
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06-11-2012 16:48 #5
My ob said to get coloxyl at the pharmacy, not the one with senna in it though.
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07-11-2012 09:04 #6
i find yogurt with the kellogges all bran fiber toppers mixed in really help me when i suffer with it from time to time...... i hope you find something that works for you and that you are feeling better soon
07-11-2012 09:12 #7
Metamucil? I remember having that early on in my pregnancy to help with indigestion and constipation...
07-11-2012 16:54 #8
Don't laugh, this has been really good for me
Get on your hands and knees, I usually do it on the bed, and lower your chest a bit. You could just brace yourself on your elbows. Now wiggle your bum. Side to side, circles, back and forth, get your whole torso involved in the movements. I usually do it for about 5 minutes, and most of the time I can go to the toilet straight away.
Just don't do it around your other half, mine lives in hope I'm warming up for something a bit more romantic!
07-11-2012 17:05 #9
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07-11-2012 17:37 #10Senior Member
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Can of straight pear juice! But as someone else suggested stay close to the bathroom! You"ll have movement" (or several of them) within an hour or two!
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